Social Security Beneficiaries: Here's When You'll Get Your Stimulus Check


You can track the status of your check by using the IRS's Get My Payment tool, but for many Social Security beneficiaries, you'll see a message that says "Payment Status Not Available" -- which is likely because most Social Security recipients don't file tax returns. If you cannot track your payment, that does not mean you have to be in the dark about when you'll receive your check. Here is when you can expect to receive your stimulus money if you are collecting Social Security benefits. If you are receiving your Social Security benefits via direct deposit, your bank account information should already be on file. The IRS is working with the Social Security Administration to determine who is eligible to receive a check and where that check should be sent, so you should not need to do anything to get your payment. If you receive your benefits in the mail via paper check, or if you are unsure whether your bank account information is on file, you can provide your information through the Get My Payment tool at the IRS.GOV website. This will help you get your check faster because those who receive their check via direct deposit will be among the first to get their money. The IRS estimates that Social Security beneficiaries who are using direct deposit should see their money deposited by the end of April. If you are opting to receive a paper check, though, you'll need to wait a little longer. (Katie Brockman)

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